Created less than a decade ago in reaction to a less tasteful and more, er, violent unofficial holiday, International Kiss a Ginger Day is just that – a day to show the ginger in your life just how amazing they are. Or at least their hair color.
Working on the yard reminded me of why I wrote SHELF LIFE, which, I’ll be honest, is something I’ve struggled with.
You know that one book or “world” that comes from someplace inside that you didn’t know existed and becomes all-consuming? What happens when it doesn’t fit one specific genre or category? There’s no way it’s going to “sell” to a standard publisher who needs to be able to pitch it to a ready-made audience. What’s a misfit to do?
You ever have one of those days that’s been so crappy and tried your patience so hard, that if one …
This week has been full of the flu – but there were a couple bright spots. One of them was a website critique from fellow Inkspell author Stephanie Keyes and her husband Aaron. Together they tend The Nerd Garden, a sort of tech-lovers’ mash-up of useful stuff.
Now they also offer website critiques.
Lessons from the day job carry over into our writing, revising, platform building and marketing. Here’s how to apply them.
Quick question: Why did you start writing? There’s no wrong answer. (Unless it was to get rich and famous. Then …
Writing again after a long hiatus is kinda like re-entering the dating scene and having sex. Yeah, scary. Time to face those fears.
You were once a social media maven. You had a real, live fan base. Small, but respectable and loyal. These …
How on earth does an author begin writing again after years away from the craft? We’ll be making a plan over the next few posts.